• Head of Commercial Analytics

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Investments
    Sales/Business Development
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    About Octopus


    At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ over 500 people and manage more than £6 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.


    The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.


    About the role


    This exciting new role will combine commercial and analytical thinking. Directly reporting to the sales leadership team, you will combine your quantitative and qualitative analysis to influence go-to-market strategies and drive sales team behaviour. Using the Octopus dataset, you will be able to develop actionable insights for the sales team, helping improve KPIs and driving measurable results. Lastly, you will equip the sales managers with analytics to help them coach more effectively and enable a data driven sales culture.




    Essential Job Functions


    • Analyse historical customer trends, provide sales team with suggestions on prospective target accounts
    • Develop data driven customer personas in order to identify the advisory firms with the highest potential/propensity for revenue
    • Manage the analytical management dashboards to maintain alignment on key departmental KPIs.
    • Collaborate with the Business Development Management, Product Development and Marketing teams to action your insights.
    • Develop analytics dashboards and insights in order to measure and increase sales effectiveness
    • Measure the impact of your data insights and report to senior management
    • Identify new target markets and key players that allow access to those markets (eg Private Banks, Solicitors)
    • Provide the Sales Management team with intelligence on sales process and trends that can feed into long-term sales strategy
    • Develop the current suite of BDM Management Information tools
    • Present to and work closely together with a wide group of (senior) stakeholder
    • Educate Sales Management on the effective use and analysis of data


     Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities


    Previous experience of sales data analysis and data mining

    Proven analysis skills enabling commercial decisions about sales strategy

    Must have had exposure to the sales process, ideally in a sales role or sales management

    Proficient with advanced Excel, SQL and Chartio

    Experience with CRMs, Microsoft Dynamics preferred

    Clear, concise and articulate with a strong ability to be influential when needed

    Presentation skills

    High quality interpersonal skills with honesty and integrity


    Our Values 


    Be helpful

    Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.


    Be straightforward
    Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.


    Be bold
    Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.



    At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.








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